Day: April 13, 2013

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Artist Statement

My work celebrates the beauty of African hair; an underappreciated natural beauty all too common destroyed by harsh chemicals and damaging weaves. Capturing the beauty of African Hairstyles allows me to picture the beauty of Black natural strands while shining a light on the social injustice of unequal hair rights.

Marlene Barnett with a short natural

Malene Barnett

Even if you’ve seen her on the Nate Berkus show or in one of the many magazines that have featured her work, I wonder if you would have recognized the founder of Malene B Custom Handmade Carpets. Years ago she made decision to cut off her locs, save for a house and build her business.